October 2009 Blog Posts (146)


Non-Operator
Going Dizzy over Dressing (Salad that is)

Shopping in the grocery store, a while back, I noticed something, that I really had not noticed before: The many choices, brands, flavors and varieties of salad dressings.



I will admit, I am not a salad coinosseur, however, recently, I have begun to

check out salads and the dressing types. So many choices, and I was going dizzy, trying to remember them all.



Kraft has several varietes, Hidden Valley, Brianna, Best Choice and on and on.



What are the… Continue

Added by Keith Bernhardt on October 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

15 Tips To Write MBA Dissertation

After the completion of my graduation degree, I eagerly took admission in MBA thinking that I would do it as I did my graduation. But it was quite wrong when I was assigned to write MBA dissertation. And I realized it that MBA dissertation was the last stumbling block in my way to get MBA degree. I started writing MBA dissertation because I was waiting to get closer and closer to get through MBA and start my professional… Continue

Added by Cliff Richard on October 2, 2009 at 5:43am — No Comments

DAWG Talk: No Originality

I’m an attentive guy, if I say so. I try to listen intently, and observe the details of any situation I’m in; whether it’s making a new introduction, conducting and interview or just following the progression of a ball game. I consciously key in on little things.

For me, the little things make the difference. That’s how I discern one product, service, or in the case of a ball game, play, from another. Quite honestly, it’s getting harder and… Continue

Added by David Rose on October 2, 2009 at 5:28am — 4 Comments


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A Modest Proposal: Death Panels For Restaurants

For the past two columns, I’ve been writing on the value of the intangible assets -- brand, reputation, consumer loyalty, management strength, and more -- which many restaurants and restaurant companies enjoy. We’ll be back to that topic next time, and begin focusing on the future of those intangibles, and how they can actually be managed. For this week, however, I’ve decided to digress. With apologies to Jonathan Swift, here’s a pressing issue faced by our industry -- and a solution your… Continue

Added by Rod Guinn on October 2, 2009 at 3:00am — 7 Comments

Local chefs and farmers partner with Toyota

Baltimore’s leading chefs will be giving free cooking demonstrations Sunday, October 4, at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar located underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holiday and Saratoga Street. The chefs will be partnered with local farmers sharing the beauty and wisdom of buying fresh, buying local. Starting at 8:00 a.m. through noon there will be staggered cooking demonstrations and recipe samplings from 12 of the cities leading chefs. Come meet and greet your farmers and chefs… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on October 1, 2009 at 6:45pm — 1 Comment

A Sea Bass Journey in Social Media: Purveyors

Cross-posted on Chalkboarder.com.



Could a Full-Line Distributor Use Social Media to Drive Restaurant Sales?





Imagine for a few moments a scenario that might happen in the next few months – the journey of a Chilean Sea Bass through social media. Before I get to that, I want to ask how full-line distributors, such as PFG,… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on October 1, 2009 at 3:38pm — 4 Comments

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The National Restaurant Association and EatStreet have released a free educational guide focusing on online ordering and emerging restaurant technology trends.

Boyd's Coffee Launches Single-Cup Coffees For Retail And Foodservice

The coffees come in a variety of roast levels and include organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ options: French No. 6®, Red Wagon® Organic Coffee, Good Morning™, Hi-Rev® (delivers more caffeine), and Lost Lake™ Decaf Organic Coffee.

Arby's Announces Development Deals With New And Existing Franchisees

ARG recently sold 14 company-operated restaurants in Tampa, FL to Mosaic Investments, Inc. (Mosaic), a fully integrated investment firm based in Atlanta. In addition to remodeling existing locations slated to commence at the end of 2014, Mosaic has committed to build 13 new Arby's restaurants in the Tampa area over the next nine years.

Smoothie King Appoints Vice President Of Business Development To Drive Brand's Expansion Across The U.S.

Prior to joining Smoothie King, Bruno served as vice president of retail sales, operations and franchise development for Fannie May Fine Chocolates, a division of 1800Flowers.com, where he oversaw a $69.5 million retail division that included 100 corporate stores and 45 franchised stores.

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Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" positioned 50,000 km from a telescope to enable imaging of planets about distant stars. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

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